On Christmas and New Year’s Eve, no alcohol may be consumed after midnight.
Police minister Bheki Cele has instructed law enforcement officials to adopt a “no nonsense” approach as many people gear up for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Speaking during the festive season ministerial tour in KwaZulu-Natal, Cele said police will not be afraid to enforce the curfew from 11pm, even if it means confiscating alcohol.
“After midnight, there is no gqom.” When you go around and hear noise, gqom, and people singing, you go there and remind them that the time has come to shut those things down,” Cele explained.
“The law states that after midnight, no one moves, no one drinks, and no one gets drunk.”
“I’ve heard they still throw parties on the beach.” We’ll be walking together, and we’ll check them out there.”
Cele further stated that individuals detained for breaching the law on Friday will not be dealt with until the following Wednesday.
“It’s going to be a long weekend.” We’ll see you next Wednesday if we catch you on Friday,” Cele added.